Laos will create favourable conditions for Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and Laos News Agency (KPL) to strengthen cooperation and fulfil missions assigned by the two Parties and States.

Head of the Commission for Propaganda and Training of the Lao Party Central Committee Cheuang Sombounkhan and Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala made the affirmation at a reception to VNA General Director Tran Mai Huong on August 29, during his visit to Laos from August 26 – 29.

The Lao officials spoke highly of VNA’s assistance to KPL during past years, saying that the presentation of a book entitled, “VNA and KPL – Years of mutual development” to KPL was a deed of special significance, allowing the two agencies’ present and future generations of reporters to further understand the loyal and wholehearted relations of the two countries for revolutionary press.

The book was the first publication manifesting cooperation in publishing between the two countries’ press sector, with VNA and KPL being pioneering organisations, they said.

General Director Huong expressed his delight at witnessing great changes in Laos and ceaseless development of its revolutionary press.

He said he hoped Lao leaders would create favourable conditions for the TV channel of VNA – Vnews – to be broadcast soon on the Lao cable television system and help the two news agencies cooperate more effectively.

Huong affirmed that VNA will enhance cooperation with KPL in personnel training and exchange of information, professional knowledge, delegations and techniques./.